Would the sentence make sense if I omit "along" here?
Yes, the sentence would still make sense if you were to omit "along". "Along with" means in addition to or together with. So, in most cases, "along with" can be replaced by "with". However it is important to note that "with" cannot be replaced by "along with". Ex: I worked along with several of my friends to finish this Project on time. = I worked with several of my friends to finish this Project on time. Ex: He was nominated along with six other candidates. = He was nominated with six other candidates.
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